**Much to my chagrin, here are some of the responses I have received over the years.**

*What is a left angle?*

**1) A left angle is the opposite of a right angle.**

**2)**

**On a clock, 3:00 o'clock is a right angle, but 9:00 o'clock is a left angle.**

**3)**

**A left angle is when the base ray is pointing left instead of right.**

**4)**

**A left angle is 1/2 of a straight angle, like when it is cut into two pieces, only it is the part on the left, not the part on the right.**

**5)**

**A left angle is 1/4 of a circle, but just certain parts. Here is what I mean.**

Now you know why math teachers, at times, want to pull their hair out! Just to set the record straight, in case any of my students are reading this,

**there is no such thing as a left angle**! No matter which way the base ray is pointing, any angle that contains 90

^{○ }is called a

**.**

__right angle__
If you would like some different ways to teach angles, you might look at the resource entitled,

**Angles: Hands-on Activities.**
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